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Old 17 February 2011, 23:24   #1
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Classic ZX Spectrum games on the Amiga

There was a thread just recently about Ultimate games on the Amiga, and that got me to wondering: what classic Speccy games were converted to the Amiga? Note I'm not talking about those late 80s / early 90s games that were ported to every system, but those games which are particularly associated with the Spectrum.

I know that there were official, commercial conversions of Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, Chuckie Egg and Head Over Heels. I also had a PD conversion of Cookie on a The One coverdisk, and I think there were several PD Jet Set Willy clones too. Any others?
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Old 17 February 2011, 23:34   #2
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A truly terrible version of Exolon was ported to the Amiga.

Stormlord also received a conversion, and from what I remember, wasn't actually too bad.
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Old 17 February 2011, 23:40   #3
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Bruce Lee - Wow
I loved this on the speccy and C64.
Can I just bung this on a flash card?
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A truly terrible version of Exolon was ported to the Amiga.
On that note, I forgot that Cybernoid (by the same author) was converted too.
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Old 18 February 2011, 01:41   #6
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Note I'm not talking about those late 80s / early 90s games that were ported to every system, but those games which are particularly associated with the Spectrum.
Sadly, if you make a selective search in HOL (just like this) you'll find mostly games of the "it was ported to everything" type, but this could be one exception:

http://hol.abime.net/5373

(my first Speccy text adventure, homebrew made somewhere around mid to late 80's, also had an Amiga Basic port, but hey, that should better remain a secret )

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Never played Exolon, but I definitely enjoyed Cybernoid.

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I know that there were official, commercial conversions of Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, Chuckie Egg and Head Over Heels.
I always felt the Amiga version of Head Over Heels wasn't as good as the Spectrum version. Sure, it had more colour, but the wonderful tunes and sound effects from the Speccy had been replaced by music/effects that just weren't anywhere near as good.
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I'm not sure if that game had Spectrum release but Amiga have conversion of Castle Wolfenstein:
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Old 19 February 2011, 10:55   #10
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Come on s2325, the title says 'classic ZX Spectrum games', so please refrain from posting random games here okay?
...and it seems Castle Wolfenstein was never released on the Spectrum.
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A truly terrible version of Exolon was ported to the Amiga.
Not to mention the utterly horrific port of zynaps.

which I just mentioned.
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Old 20 February 2011, 00:16   #12
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Anyone remember SWIV for the ZX Spectrum?
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Old 20 February 2011, 00:25   #13
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I think Manic Miner is notable for the dubious achievement of having worse-sounding music than the original Speccy version (which wasn't great in the first place). Other than that it was pretty much a perfect conversion. I thought the updated version was rubbish though.
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That CastleOfWolfestein no, but IntoTheEagleNest was a moderated success on speccy, very character colour based, and its ported to Amiga.

Other titles more or less speccy representatives converted:
DandareIII
Savage
JoeBladeI&II
Barbarian (Palace)
FrostByte (incredible, no?)
Deflektor
WarInTheMiddleEarth

other less classics:
H.A.T.E.
DarkFusion

I remember there were an AMOS AticAtac
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IntoTheEagleNest
Ah many hours wasted playing this, .
Great game.

Also The Great Escape, another good game.
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